ELIZABETH HARTMAN, 43, who was nominated for an Oscar for her first movie role as a blind girl who falls in love with a black man in "A Patch of Blue," jumped to her death from the window of her fifth-floor apartment in Pittsburgh June 10, police said.
The actress "didn't leave a note but she called her doctor and said she was depressed and was going to do it," said homicide Detective Paul McCabe.
Miss Hartman, a native of Youngstown, Ohio, costarred with Sidney Poitier in the 1966 movie about a girl living in a slum who is helped by a black man and falls in love with him without knowing his color. She also had roles in "Beguiled," a 1971 film also starring Clint Eastwood, "The Group" and "You're a Big Boy Now," the first movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola. But she had not appeared in any films for more than a decade.
She was an outpatient at Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic and lived alone.
ENOCH P. WATERS, 77, a pioneering black journalist who was a former executive editor of the Chicago Defender and who had been a news correspondent for more than 40 years, died June 5 at a hospital in Chicago. The cause of death was not reported.
Mr. Waters worked for the Chicago Defender, one of the country's largest black daily newspapers, for 23 years. He was a native of Philadelphia and 1933 graduate of the Hampton Institute, and worked for the Journal and Guide newspaper in Norfolk before going to Chicago. While at the Defender, he covered World War II's Pacific campaigns for the paper and rose to the post of executive editor before leaving in 1957. He then became editor of the Associated Negro Press, a wire service that served about 150 black weekly papers.
In the mid-1960s, he spent three years at the United Nations headquarters of Continental Press, a news agency serving publications in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
JOHN I. TAYLOR, 75, a former president of the Boston Globe who worked for the family publication for half a century and helped transform it into a major newspaper, died June 8 at his home in Natick, Mass. The cause of death was not reported.
He began his career in 1933 as a reporter. He later served as head of the promotion department, director and treasurer, before becoming president of the paper in 1953. In 1975 he was named president of the parent corporation, Affiliated Publications Inc. He retired in 1980.
SIR DAVID ROBERTS, 62, Britain's ambassador to Lebanon from 1981 to 1983 and a knight commander of the British Empire, died June 7 in a hospital in Dartford, England. The cause of death was not reported.
He joined the Foreign Service in 1947, and served in Japan, Barbados, sub-Sahara Africa and the Middle East before becoming ambassador to Lebanon. His tour there included a four-month period in 1983 when Israeli forces bombarded Beirut.
HUMBERTO COSTANTINI, 63, the award-winning author of poetry, plays, and short stories whose novels included the highly acclaimed "The Gods, the Little Guys and the Police," died of cancer June 7 in Buenos Aires.
Mr. Costantini was living in political exile in Mexico when he published "The Gods, the Little Guys and the Police" in 1979. It is about a literary group in Buenos Aires whose members become pawns in a battle between gods meddling in the affairs of mortals and security agents who target some group members as dangerous leftists who must be exterminated.
ALBERT W. SELDEN, 64, who with Hal James produced "Man of La Mancha," a Broadway musical that ran for 2,328 performances and won Tony and New York Drama Critics Circle awards, died of cancer June 6 at his home in Santa Fe, N.M., where he had lived the past three years.
Mr. Selden also produced the Tony-winning "Baby" in the 1960s, and more recently coproduced the hit musical "Irene," starring Debbie Reynolds. He also wrote songs.
HOWARD H. CARWILE, 75, a former Richmond city council member and former member of the House of Delegates who campaigned against school busing, abortion and public employe bargaining, died June 6 at a hospital in Richmond. The cause of death was not reported.
He was elected to the City Council in 1966 after numerous attempts at public office. He left the council and successfully ran for the Richmond-Henrico County seat in the House of Delegates in 1973. He ran again in 1975 but was defeated by Gerald L. Baliles, the current governor of Virginia.
DR. NATHAN C. LEITES, 75, who applied psychoanalytic tools to the study of politics, culture, and the personages and policies of the Soviet politburo, died June 5 in Avignon, France. He had Parkinson's disease.
He was a research scientist with the RAND Corp. from 1948 to 1962, and had been a consultant to the organization since that time. From 1962 to 1974, he had served on the faculty of the University of Chicago. His works included "Soviet Style and Management," "Soviet Style in War" and the highly acclaimed "The Operational Code of the Politburo."
MADGE KENNEDY, 96, an actress who played on stage in 1923 as W.C. Fields' daughter in "Poppy" and with Dustin Hoffman in the 1976 film "Marathon Man," died June 9 at a hospital in Woodland Hills, Calif. The cause of death was not reported.
Miss Kennedy was considered the last of the glamorous cadre of original Goldwyn leading ladies that included Geraldine Farrar, Mabel Normand, Mae Marsh and Pauline Frederick. She first appeared on Broadway in 1910 and made her movie debut in 1917. After retiring from acting in the mid-1920s, she returned to Hollywood in 1952 and appeared in such films as "The Marrying Kind," "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" and "The Day of the Locust."
JOHN ASTLEY GRAY, 87, who retired from the Royal Air Force in 1954 as an air vice marshal and who won the Distinguished Flying Cross for his role in the 1920 defeat of an African rebel known as the "Mad Mullah," died June 6 at his home in Saxmundham, England. The cause of death was not reported.
In the arid terrain of British Somaliland, he and fellow pilots flying two-seat DH-9 bombers took just three weeks to defeat the forces of the rebel chieftain, Mohammed bin Abdullah, who had been fighting British soldiers since 1900. The airmen were assisted by a small camel force and about 800 men of the King's African Rifles.